Thursday, October 20, 2016
The Accountant Review: Calculates to Success
The Accountant centers on Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck): an autistic accountant with a firm in a small town. Yet things are not what they seem as Christian’s office is just a cover for the Accountant’s real work which deals with him consulting for major criminal organizations. Christian’s latest works deals with him checking the books of a robotics company run by Lamar Blackburn (John Lithgow). After meeting the company’s accountant, Dana Cummings (Anna Kendrick), and figuring out numbers Christian finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy as employees are being taken out by the hitman Braxton (Jon Bernthal). In order to protect Dana, Christian hunts down Braxton and the person who hired him. Meanwhile Treasury agents Raymond King (JK Simmons) and Marybeth Medina (Cynthia Addai Robinson) investigate Christian and his true identity.
The Accountant certainly lived up to its genre. The film could have been stronger in some areas, but it worked where it matter. With an engaging narrative and strong performances this action thriller was captivating not to mention dynamic. Gavin O’Connor certainly outdid himself with The Accountant as the film is a one of a kind action thriller that is worth seeing this year.